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Tomorrow, my husband and I celebrate 10 years of marriage. In those 10 years, we’ve moved seven times (some across country), had three children, and changed career paths countless times. Needless to say, our date nights are rare and when we DO have them, they’re the same thing over and over again. Let’s go to the movies. Let’s go out to eat. Last weekend, however, we broke out of our date night routine and enjoyed a day together doing something I NEVER thought we’d do.
We went Antique Shopping.
Yes, Sunday afternoon was a beautiful, sunny day without a cloud in sight. I turned to my husband and said, “Let’s get out. The whole family! We can go to the park or drive around. It’s just too pretty not to enjoy it.”
You know what he said to me?
“Let’s enjoy the day… just me and you. Sitter?”
As I mentioned before, when it’s just the two of us, it’s rare that we break out of our routine. We headed over to the Antique Center of Texas to see what treasures we can find for our new house. Did I mention we’re moving??
Through the aisles of the Antique Store, I was enamored by the history, the smell, the feel, and uniqueness of everything. My husband went one way and I went the next. We sporadically met each other at booths, reminiscing about the memories some of these antiques brought to us and anticipated what would be the next gem we’d find.
I found this sweet Fiestaware pitcher:
What’s so special about that? Well, I’ve always wanted to collect Fiestaware ever since a friend in High School introduced it to me during a day out shopping at the Galveston Strand. Another reason why it’s so special, is because my Mother-In-Law has a pitcher just like this, only turquoise. She’s served us many a glass of sweet tea in this pitcher and now she’s moving hours away and we’re moving into the home she and my Father-In-Law built the last 30 years.
After the Antique Center of Texas, we went to a small Mom & Pop Shop called Barrio Antiguo Furniture. I walked in and, immediately, fell in love with their furniture and the look and feel of every piece of art and decor. Just like the pitcher above, I felt embraced by the culture I grew up with and want to bring those sentiments into our new home as well.
The Mexican Decor, the Fiestaware Pitcher, this day with my husband signifies our marriage, the culture we’ve come from, the family we’re building, and the memories yet to come as we move onto the next step in our lives together.
It’ll be 10 years tomorrow. We’ve broken out of our date routine and stepped into the beginning of another amazing decade together.
Did we buy anything? Well, no. I DID mention we’re a family of five right? All in due time. You can’t put a price tag on memories.
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